CAA launches free iBook of pilot’s guide to the Olympics

Date: 03 July 2012

An iBook version of the definitive pilot’s guide to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been launched today by the Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI). The electronic publication for iPads is now available as a free download from the Apple Store.

The 130 page manual, which features podcasts and zoomable charts, navigates pilots through the various security and operational airspace restrictions in place for the duration of the Games, as well as detailing the specific additional procedures to be followed over the summer. Also available as a PDF download from the ASI website www.airspacesafety.com, the guide is a ’one-stop-shop’ for all aviation related information for London 2012.

It is strictly for background informational only, however, and is not a replacement for official communication channels and publications such as NOTAMS and AICs. With only two weeks to go before the airspace security restrictions begin on Saturday 14 July, the guide will be subject to change as necessary.

For further information please contact Jonathan Nicholson or Richard Taylor in the CAA’s Corporate Communications Department on 020 7453 6027 or at press.office@caa.co.uk

Follow the CAA on www.twitter.com/UK_CAA and ASI on www.twitter.com/airspacesafety

Notes to Editors:
The Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI) is a joint CAA, NATS, AOA, GA and MoD effort to investigate and tackle the major safety risks in UK airspace.